Prefect love - CHARITY
Colossians 3:14 - And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
People do not understand God because they do not understand true love. For most love is confused with emotions, pleasures etc., others understand love as sacrifice. Even with all emotions if I sacrifice everything and this does not truly help the other person, then it is not called true love, it is called foolishness.
True love is charity, where the real agenda is to do anything and everything in the best manner to help the other person grow or prosper. It may mean giving and giving, and sometimes may mean even taking away or chastising. But if this helps the other person prosper in the true way and in the best way, then this is true love.
If God had to love as per the definition of others, then God would not have given us the Word. He would have silently sent His Son to be a sacrifice and would not have required change in us. We would have continued in sin and the worldly way of life; for Jesus is an eternal sacrifice.
But God is very clear He wants us to walk with Him step by step; He takes the first step and wants us to take the next. Our step size need not match His, but He is clear we need to make our best efforts for He made His. He wants change in us for He has made a great sacrifice for the prime purpose that we prosper; prosperity not in worldly assets but prosperity first in spirit, then soul, then body and lastly in worldly assets.
If our actions towards each other are the same as of God then it is a perfect bond of love.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You have shown us perfect love in your Word. You gave everything and set all things for us to receive, change, and receive even more. Lord God, all your sacrifices will not go waste in us. Help us by your grace to change and prosper in You...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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